July-August 2007

Academy e-letter
Volume 6, Numbers 7/8

From the Desk of J. R. Brandt DC, FACO
President, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Good Morning Doctor,

I am pleased to report some very exciting news to you about a successful endeavor for the Academy. The Academy e-Journal has been indexed! Through the hard work of the editorial staff this goal has become a reality. Thanks to the Editor, Dr. Bruce Gundersen and the associate editors for there continued pursuit of this goal. Please take some time to look at the journal if you have not. It is published quarterly. The journal has a multidisciplinary Editorial Board. If you have a good case or an article, please forward it on to the Editor for submission in the journal. Re-credentialing credits are available for accepted articles.

The spring Diplomate examination is set for May 3, 2008 at Texas College of Chiropractic (TCC) in Pasadena, Texas. The review class looks like it will be on January 25-27, 2008. If there is a change you will be notified immediately. It is scheduled to be held at TCC. Please check the website or contact Cheryl at the Academy office 515-981-9654 for further detail. The review class is sponsored by the Texas Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists (TCCO) and TCC. Instructors for the review class will be from the TCCO.

The category heads for the Academy 2010 project has been completed. Material will be in the hands of these doctors before September 1st and completed material to the Academy by November 1st. Thanks to Dr. Roger Russell, Chairman of the committee, who has kept the process on track. Further details will be forthcoming as the project unfolds. The project is literally “rounding the bend.”

The Academy continues to get inquiries from agencies about the credentialing status of chiropractic orthopedists. This past week, a state workers compensation administrator contacted the Academy about the credentialed status of orthopedists within the state. If you have questions about re-credentialing your Diplomate status, contact Cheryl at 1-515-981-9654

Remember to mark your calendars for April 12-14, 2008, for the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) Annual Convention. It will be in San Diego. Contact the ACCO for further details (www.accoweb.org). The ACCO has put together a good group of speakers with diverse topics. I hope to see all of you there; this conference has been experiencing an increase in attendance over the last few years. Plan on attending to rekindle acquaintances, make new ones and receive “Monday morning material” for your practice.

Enjoy the Labor Day week-end with family and friends.

“A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.” William Hazlitt

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